KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Homicide Suspect Takes Own Life in Johnson City

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

SUBJECT: Kingsport Homicide Suspect Takes Own Life in Johnson City
DATE: January 10, 2015
On January 10, 2015 at approximately 6:00 AM, Marvin McClore, a suspect in a Kingsport homicide investigation, was tracked down at the Holiday Inn, located at 101 West Springbrook Drive in Johnson City. As officers moved in to take him into custody, he made the decision to take his own life. Mr. McClore was found deceased of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Kingsport Police Department would like to thank the Johnson City Police Department for their cooperation and assistance during this investigation.

As previously released:

On January 9, 2015 at approximately 5:30 PM Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a report of shots fired at Allandale Falls Apartments, located at 1000 University Boulevard in Kingsport. Responding officers located two victims, both of whom had sustained gunshot wounds, inside one of the apartments. One of the victims, an adult white male, was deceased; however, the other victim, an adult white female, was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center by Sullivan County E.M.S. for emergency treatment of life-threatening injuries. Both victims had been residing at the apartment.

Detectives from the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division were summoned to the scene and began a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting. During the course of their investigation Marvin McClore was developed as a suspect in the shooting. While many questions remain unanswered, at this point it appears that this incident was not a random act of violence and looks to be domestic in nature.

A warrant was obtained charging Mr. McClore with one count each of First Degree Murder and Attempted First Degree Murder. Mr. McClore was last seen at one of his previous residences located at 3711 North Roan Street, Apartment B-13, in Johnson City; however, he was last known to reside at 734 Ordnance Drive, Apartment F-4, in Church Hill.

He is a 42 year old black male, 6 feet tall, between 175 and 200 pounds, with brown eyes and short salt and pepper hair. He has a mustache and goatee and sometimes wears glasses. At the time of last contact he was wearing jeans, a black long-sleeved shirt, black athletic shoes, and a knit cap bearing the Chicago Bears logo.

He is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who may see him or know his whereabouts is advised not to approach him, but rather call Detectives in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

Name Marvin McClore
Age Date of Birth 2/12/1972

42 Years of Age

Race/Gender Black/Male


6 feet in height

175-200 pounds



Short Salt and Pepper Hair

Brown Eyes

Facial Hair Mustache and Goatee
Other Sometimes wears glasses
Last Known Clothing Description Jeans

Black long-sleeved shirt

Black athletic shoes

Knit cap bearing the Chicago Bears logo

Residency 3711 North Roan Street, Apartment B-13

Johnson City, TN


734 Ordnance Drive, Apartment F-4

Church Hill, TN

Charge(s) 1) First Degree Murder

2) Attempted First Degree Murder

Name Not Released
Age 21 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Male
Residency Allandale Falls Apartments
Injuries Fatal
Name Not Released
Age 23 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Female
Residency Allandale Falls Apartments
Injuries Critical
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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